Sunday, September 27, 2020

Zippers Made Easy

 Check out my tutorial on how to make easy zipper pouches.


Zipper pouches are fun gifts, but sometimes zippers can be intimidating. Zippers are made easy with the tutorial on how to make quick and easy zipper pouches to give to friends or use as storage for yourself. Check out how you too can be installing zippers with ease. Product Links (some affiliate): Fiskars Fabric Scissors: https://amzn.to/3i2EhDG Fiskars Rotary Cutter: https://amzn.to/3j9Vigy Beebeecraft Zippers: https://www.beebeecraft.com/p-benecreat-48pcs-12-inch-30cm-diy-nylon-coil-flower-zipper-lace-zippers-for-diy-sewing-tailor-craft-bed-bag-24-color-11087.html Isacord Thread: https://amzn.to/3czrc3F Sew Steady Slide Mat: https://amzn.to/3kTPyrH

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Thanks,
April


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Anything Goes at the Creative Knockouts Challenge

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is A Charmed Life - add a charm.  Our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and if you enter you have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate from their shop.

I used the stamp set Stanley Heart Balloon to create my card.

          






A Charmed Life Card Recipe

I started with the coffee cup image and printed it on my Kodak printer.  This little bear is just a fuzzy adorable little critter.  I colored him with Copics and then added colored pencil to get the furry effect.  I didn't need to add anything but a sentiment because he carried the card.

Enter your card in the challenge at Creative Knockouts for a chance to win.

Here are some affiliate links for products I used for this card:

Fiskars scissors for fussy cutting:


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Have a great day and enjoy the journey , eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April


Thursday, September 3, 2020

A Charmed Life Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is A Charmed Life - add a charm.  Our wonderful sponsor is Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and if you enter you have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate 3 from their shop.

I used the stamp set Expresso Yourself to create my card.

          




A Charmed Life Card Recipe

I started with the coffee cup image and printed it on my Kodak printer.  I don't know about you, but my morning is not complete without coffee.  I added some color to the coffee cup and then used a coordinating card stock for the background.  The butterfly charm (which is a button, but is being used as a charm) matched the colors perfectly.  The heart is colored with some glitter marker.

Enter your card in the challenge at Creative Knockouts for a chance to win.

Here are some affiliate links for products I used for this card:

Fiskars scissors for fussy cutting:


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Have a great day and enjoy the journey , eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Let's Get Organized - How to Store Your Fabric Using Comic Book Boards

I have been working on organizing my craft space and that includes finding a way to organize my fabric.  I've put projects that I want to work on first in bins on a shelf, but I still have lots of pretty fabric that is waiting for its project to come along.  For those pieces of fabric, I am going to use comic book boards to store the fabric so I can see it.

Storing my fabric in the open accomplishes at least 2 things.  It keeps my fabric visible so I remember I have it.  The second this it does is acts as a decoration for my crafting area.  Bright fun fabric on display can brighten anyone's day.

Here is my video showing how I am going to label those bins with my projects and also my new crate shelf that will be housing my fabric display.  Please give this video a thumbs up if you like it, subscribe and share.


Here are those comic book boards I am using in the video (affiliate link):



Thank you for stopping by.  Check out my other blog posts for more video organizing tips and tutorials on quilting, card making and t-shirt decorating just to name a few.

Have a great day, be kind to yourself and everyone else and eat some chocolate.

April

Fall Challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

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